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SC acquits 18 suspects in 27-year-old murder case

SC acquits 18 suspects in 27-year-old murder case

-- 2021-06-09 13:59:52

The Supreme Court has acquitted 18 suspects over a 27-year-old murder case from Naogaon’s Badalgachi. The prime suspect, Dr Nurul Islam, was dropped from the case due to his death. The lifetime...

Journalist Ranjan made first secretary (press) to Kolkata Mission

Journalist Ranjan made first secretary (press) to Kolkata Mission

-- 2021-06-09 13:37:15

The government has appointed journalist Ranjan Sen as the first secretary (press) to Bangladesh Deputy High Commission in Kolkata. Ranjan is currently working as the Chief News Editor (CNE) at Ekushe...

Grameenphone donates Tk 314m to Labour Fund

Grameenphone donates Tk 314m to Labour Fund

-- 2021-06-09 12:46:40

Amid the global pandemic, Grameenphone (GP) contributed around Tk 314 million to the Bangladesh Labour Welfare Foundation Fund under the Ministry of Labour and Employment. A five-member delegation le...

Mongla sees higher risk of Covid-19 infections

Mongla sees higher risk of Covid-19 infections

-- 2021-06-09 12:29:00

Mongla is at the greatest risk of Covid-19 infections in the southwestern district of Bagerhat, as the disease is spreading faster in the countryside. Of the 51 COVID tests conducted in the 24 hours...

Fire breaks out at knitting factory in Gazipur

Fire breaks out at knitting factory in Gazipur

-- 2021-06-09 12:16:01

A fire broke out at a knitting factory in the Konabari area of Gazipur city on Wednesday. Tasharraf Hossain, senior inspector of Joydebpur Fire Station, said the blaze started around 12 am at a shed...

Over 50,000 live in Chattogram hills at high risk of landslide

Over 50,000 live in Chattogram hills at high risk of landslide

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-06-09 11:33:08

CHATTOGRAM: Chattogram district, including the port city is in high risk of major landslides or hill slides in rainy season, experts said. They said major landslide may occur anytime anywhere in moun...

Poor planning leads to vaccination setback: TIB

Poor planning leads to vaccination setback: TIB

FE REPORT 2021-06-09 08:22:27

Bangladesh has been facing setbacks in its inoculation drive against coronavirus for poor planning, dependence on a single company for vaccine delivery, and also influence peddling by powerful busines...

Two septic tank workers dead after going down without protective equipment

Two septic tank workers dead after going down without protective equipment

-- 2021-06-08 20:49:34

Two workers died inhaling poisonous gases Monday while working in a septic tank at Nawabganj upazila in Dhaka. The deceased were identified as Lutfor Rahman, 35, and Shanjay Dash, 21. Sub-Inspector...

Light to heavy rainfall likely to occur in many parts of country

Light to heavy rainfall likely to occur in many parts of country

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-06-08 19:58:27

Light to heavy rainfall is likely to occur in many parts of the country including Dhaka, according to a Met Office bulletin. Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) in its 24-hour bulletin said li...

US to honour Bangladesh's request for AstraZeneca vaccine, hopes Momen

US to honour Bangladesh's request for AstraZeneca vaccine, hopes Momen

UNB 2021-06-08 19:14:31

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday hoped that the US will honour Bangladesh by providing AstraZeneca vaccine apart from other vaccines saying Bangladesh sought 2.0 million doses of the vacc...

Rajshahi overtakes Dhaka, Khulna in new COVID-19 cases

Rajshahi overtakes Dhaka, Khulna in new COVID-19 cases

-- 2021-06-08 18:51:29

Rajshahi has recorded a higher tally of COVID-19 cases than Dhaka and Khulna over a 24-hour period as it emerged as a new hotspot for the coronavirus pandemic in Bangladesh. The district saw 673 new...

Court orders to freeze 170 bank accounts of 'Golden Monir', two others

Court orders to freeze 170 bank accounts of 'Golden Monir', two others

-- 2021-06-08 18:24:32

A court in Dhaka has asked authorities concerned to freeze 170 bank accounts of gold trader Md Monir Hossain, alias Golden Monir, and two others accused in a money laundering case. The other two accu...

BNP wants permanent accommodation for slum dwellers

BNP wants permanent accommodation for slum dwellers

UNB 2021-06-08 18:21:31

BNP on Tuesday demanded the government arrange permanent accommodation for slum dwellers. ""The government's first priority should be to ensure permanent accommodation for them (slum dwellers). Adequ...

BNP chose path of conspiracy, accuses Quader

BNP chose path of conspiracy, accuses Quader

UNB 2021-06-08 18:14:58

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said that the BNP has chosen the path of conspiracy to avenge its defeat in both elections and movement. "If any violent situation is created...

Speakers call for ensuring safe and healthy food for consumers    

Speakers call for ensuring safe and healthy food for consumers    

-- 2021-06-08 17:12:56

Expressing grave concern over the excess use of insecticide in agriculture, antibiotic in poultry birds and harmful elements in food, speakers at an event called for ensuring safe and healthy foods...

COVID-19: 2,322 new cases, 44 deaths recorded in 24 hours

COVID-19: 2,322 new cases, 44 deaths recorded in 24 hours

-- 2021-06-08 16:45:12

Bangladesh has recorded 2,322 new COVID-19 cases, the highest daily count since April 29, taking the tally of infections to 815,282. The death toll jumped to 12,913 after 44 people died from the illn...

High Court rejects writ challenging gazette on Papul’s MP post

High Court rejects writ challenging gazette on Papul’s MP post

-- 2021-06-08 14:41:00

The High Court on Tuesday rejected a writ petition filed by ex-Laxmipur-2 lawmaker Shahid Islam Papul's wife challenging the gazette notification that declared the MP’s seat vacant. The bench o...

New restrictions imposed in Chapainawabganj to curb virus

New restrictions imposed in Chapainawabganj to curb virus

-- 2021-06-08 14:26:21

After the end of a 14-day lockdown in Chapainawabganj district, the local administration has imposed some restrictions on public movement to break the chain of Covid-19 transmission. Deputy Commissio...

Rain, thunderstorms likely to lash parts of country

Rain, thunderstorms likely to lash parts of country

-- 2021-06-08 14:08:55

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) has forecast light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by the temporary gusty wind in many parts of the country commencing around 9:00 am on Tuesd...

Irregularities, corruption continue in public hospitals, says TIB

Irregularities, corruption continue in public hospitals, says TIB

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-06-08 13:39:26

Irregularities and corruption continue in the country’s various public hospitals in the expenditure of allocation for tackling the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a study report. The study, con...

Eight more Covid patients die at Rajshahi hospital in a day

Eight more Covid patients die at Rajshahi hospital in a day

-- 2021-06-08 13:15:03

Eight more Covid patients died in the past 24 hours at Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital (RMCH), health officials said on Tuesday. "Of the deceased, three had tested positive for Covid-19. Among...

Week-long lockdown imposed in Natore, Singra

Week-long lockdown imposed in Natore, Singra

-- 2021-06-08 12:04:52

Authorities have decided to enforce a week-long lockdown in Natore and Singra municipality areas starting Wednesday to contain the spread of Covid-19. Natore Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Shahriaz too...

Jamuna erosion threatens 13 villages

Jamuna erosion threatens 13 villages

ROVING CORRESPONDENT 2021-06-08 11:45:24

Serious erosion, caused by the upper stream of the Jamuna River, has threatened 13 villages of four unions under Shahjadpur upazila of Sirajganj district. Meanwhile, hundreds of homes and croplands h...

OSD placement for an indefinite time unjust: HC

OSD placement for an indefinite time unjust: HC

FE REPORT 2021-06-08 11:35:48

The High Court has observed in a full verdict that keeping a government official as officer on special duty (OSD) for an indefinite period is grossly unfair, unjust and an infraction of a person's f...

Gas supply to remain suspended in city Tuesday

Gas supply to remain suspended in city Tuesday

UNB 2021-06-07 22:42:35

The supply of gas will remain suspended for 12 hours from (9 am to 9 pm) at some areas of the city on Tuesday. According to Titas Gas Supply and Transmission Company Ltd, the areas include Kamlapur R...

‘Registered people will get Pfizer vaccine first’

‘Registered people will get Pfizer vaccine first’

UNB 2021-06-07 22:10:54

Health Minister Zahid Maleque has said that Pfizer vaccine shots for Covid-19 will be given at four centres in Dhaka to those who have already registered. He added that the Pfizer vaccine diluents wi...

Bangladesh to keep advancing with dignity, says PM

Bangladesh to keep advancing with dignity, says PM

-- 2021-06-07 21:31:41

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said Bangladesh will continue advancing as a nation with dignity and will be established as a developed and prosperous country in the global arena. “We ha...

Sylhet again jolted by successive earthquakes  

Sylhet again jolted by successive earthquakes  

UNB 2021-06-07 20:21:08

Two earthquakes in two minutes jolted Sylhet on Monday evening, reports our local correspondent. The tremors were felt at 6:27 pm and 6:29 pm, according to the report. The magnitude of the quakes co...

Govt selects four centres in Dhaka to administer Pfizer vaccine

Govt selects four centres in Dhaka to administer Pfizer vaccine

-- 2021-06-07 19:51:07

The government has selected four centres in Dhaka to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine after Jun 13, the health minister has said. The diluents for the frozen Pfizer doses are expected...

Payment for environmental clearance certificate to come under automation

Payment for environmental clearance certificate to come under automation

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-06-07 19:22:26

The environment ministry has decided to introduce an online payment method in order to deliver services quickly, including providing the environmental clearance certificate to service seekers. ...